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ISSUE DATE: 06/02/2008

Researchers offer solutions for alfalfa winterkill

Winter precipitation can be good for spring crops. But what happens if the weather gets too cold or the standing water or snow sticks around too long on alfalfa fields or if the crop is drought-stressed prior to winter weather? Some research shows winterkill could be a problem.

What is winterkill?

As one of the most important legumes in agriculture, alfalfa is commonly fed to livestock and horses since the cool season legume is highly coveted for its protein value. Put quite simply, alfalfa plants can be killed by cold temperatures.


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Even pressure a must in calibrating sprayers
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Expert says pecan nut casebearers need attention soon
Expert- Sunflowers unlikely to leach lead
Experts fear nation's waterways need rescuing--from us
Extension organic farm tours offered June 17, 18
Favorable weather allows for uninterrupted fieldwork
First cutting of alfalfa near completion
Food organizations' anti-ethanol campaign fueling more myths to
Food shortages, grain use to be focus of K-State Field Day
Get a head start on noxious weeds
Grain market close
Heavy rains halt field activities
Higher wheat price makes pest damage more costly
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How to really disrupt ag trade, now and in the future
IFBF- Nation's leading corn, ethonal state sees promising futur
Industry leaders wonder about pea, lentil projection
Irrigation project seeks to save hay meadows
Jane Eckert is inducted into the NAFDMA Hall of Fame
Kansas Department of Commerce awards $155,000 to CCCC to expand
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Korea seen as a trade leader- USGC officials
K-State crops team places third at national contest
K-State soil judging team takes first at national contest
KSU College of Agriculture honors outstanding faculty
KSU hosts nation's first designated biosecurity training facili
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Lowering stress can strengthen immune system
Missouri agriculture tax break benefited sponsors
Morris native named OSU Outstanding Master's Student
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NCGA thanks Grassley for support
NDA funds second round of riparian vegetation proposals
Nebraska Forest Service announces grant recipients
Nebraska Wheat Board meeting
New Internet food co-op links rural Colorado with the Front Ran
New time for the Barton County Wheat Plot Tour
NRCS encourages landowners to apply by July 3
OCIA Research and Education announces Organic Farmer of the Yea
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Pierce's disease research yields new information for wine-grape
Plant analysis can help wheat growers increase yields
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Recent moisture should help improve crop conditions
Report acreages to remain eligible for future FSA programs
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Row crops close lower, wheat bids higher
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Seasonable weather spurs crop emergence
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Significant gains made in spring field work
Stiles Farm Field Day to help crop producers overcome high cost
Stillwater bees are not Africanized variety
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Time to apply wheat fungicides for rust
U of A rice center spared by tornado, but remains closed
UNL offers new turfgrass and landscape management major
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USDA briefing on food and fuel defends ethanol
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Lexington cattle sales
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Ogallala cattle sales
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Sioux Falls feeder pigs
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South Central direct sheep
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